Kentucky Power awards grant to fund education project

INEZ, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Power on Wednesday awarded a $500,000 American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation grant for a virtual learning project for eastern Kentucky students.

The grant to the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) funds Go Online and Learn (GOAL).  The GOAL driven by Kentucky Power project unites 36 high schools in eastern Kentucky and assists about 22,400 students in rural communities within 20 counties served by Kentucky Power.

KEDC will administer the program, which links high schools with virtual field trips to places such as the Great Barrier reef in Australia and the 911 Tribute Museum in New York.  The program also connects eastern Kentucky students with distinguished professors and learning institutions, such as Harvard and MIT, as well as students in other countries, all at no cost.

The grant was announced at Sheldon Clark High School in Martin County, which is the community where President Lyndon Johnson visited in 1964 to generate support for his war on poverty.

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